Pissed Hot for Weed

Album: Savage Sagas (2014)
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Songfacts®:

  • This would be a shocking song title for most acts, but The Meatmen do not write songs for the easily offended. A track from their eighth album, the idea for this song came to lead singer Tesco Vee when he took a walk to clear the cobwebs.

    Tesco remembered his son telling him about a guy he worked with in Lansing, Michigan. This workplace did not look kindly on drug use, and did random test. This guy was 46 years old, had worked there for four years, and was far from a stoner. He did, however, take a few tokes one weekend and got hit with a drug test that detected it. When Tesco asked his son what happened, he replied that he got fired because he "pissed hot for weed."
  • Tesco says there is a message here. "It's kind of a 'legalize it now' kind of a song," he told us. "But of course it has the typical Tesco lyrics about the dalliance with a beautiful young girl who, over a pitcher of Mountain Dew, decides to pull out a blunt of high-test booze. And the rest is history."

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